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Crab & Parmesan Stuffed Piquillo Peppers

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Aug 21 | Food

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Simple to prepare and slightly spicy, this dish is a great addition to your menu.



1 jar Cara Mia Hand Grilled Piquillo Peppers 1 Large Lemon-zested and juiced
1-4 oz. Can Jumbo Lump Crab Meat 2 Tbsp Chopped Chives or Scallions
1-8 oz. Package Cream Cheese-softened 1/4C Panko Bread Crumbs
1-5 oz. Container Bel Gioso Grated Parmesan Cheese Salt and Pepper to taste
1 Egg  


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Spray an 8"x8" cake pan with cooking spray.

Drain liquid from Piquillo Peppers and dry as much as possible with a clean towel. Drain liquid from crab meat and search meat for runaway shells being carfeul to leave the meat as whole as possible. 

In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream together the cream cheese, parmesan, and lemon juice and ziest.

Using a spatula, fold into the cream cheese mixture the crab meat, 1Tbsp. chives, bread crumbs, and salt and pepper. Test for seasoning.

Using a pastry bag with a large tip or a small spoon, stuff the Piquillo Peppers with the mizture and stand the stuffed peppers in the prepared cake pan.

Bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes or until warm in the center. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving as either individually plated appetizers or on a large platter as a passed appetizer for your dinner guests.

Drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice, fresh chopped chives, and grated parmesan.

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